Own Your Reason

Did you start a new exercise program this New Year? What about a diet or nutrition plan? A lot of people did. In the fitness industry where I used to work this was our Christmas, gyms packed to overflowing with hungry new clients and customers yearning to be lean. I’m sure by now you’ve read…

The Year of ZERO BS!

Okay, zero BS may be a little optimistic, how about we aim for less BS. One thing I promised myself this year is that I would tolerate less BS from life, the people around me, and the media. I changed the name of this website to reflect that. Let’s be honest for a moment, we…

Squats; it’s all in the details

I’ve probably done 10,000 squats in my life, maybe even hundreds of thousands; there’s just no way to know. I squat everyday. I squat to demonstrate movements for my clients. I squat in my own workouts. When I’m around the house doing chores I squat. Squatting for me is the most basic foundation of everything…

Fitness; How serious are you?

This past week has been like Christmas for the CrossFit faithful. I will admit despite my on again off again love-hate relationship with CrossFit I’ve been tuning in all day everyday to watch the 2014 CrossFit Games. If I say nothing else about them; they do motivate me to go workout hard. Something else I’ve…

Wanting it!

Let’s talk for a moment about “wanting it,” and for the sake of clarity we will say that “it” is health and fitness, strength, weightloss, or a similar goal. A lot of people tell me all the time how bad they “want it.” Everyone wants something. If wanting it was all it took then there’d…

Free Tips for Better Health

Health and Fitness is big business these days. But I know a few tricks to cut weight and improve your health that don’t cost a thing. With a few modifications to your daily habits you can make tremendous gains towards your weightloss and fitness goals; permanent and sustainable gains. It will take some dedication and…

“Chop the wood in front of you”

One of the ladies in my morning cross training class shared this little nugget of wisdom with me today. The point being just focus on what you’re doing now and don’t worry about how much time is left or how many rounds you’ve done. Just keep going. Half way into a marathon interval training session…

Welcome to Legion Fitness Training

Welcome to real world fitness. We’re not going to be jumping over walls, carrying logs through the woods, or pulling concrete blocks on chains. Likewise I’m not going to be timing you through circuits of Olympic lifts, gymnastics, and form intensive moves that can cripple if not done properly. There are dozens of groups doing that as…

Defining our fitness goals

As a fitness trainer I am distinctly aware that each client is different and each presents their own unique challenges. I know that what works for one may not work for another and must constantly remind myself that what works for me usually won’t be in my client’s best interests. It’s a little known fact…

Shore up your Shoulders

I am a man and one of the hallmarks of a man’s physique is broad well defined shoulders. As a personal trainer it’s important that I look the part. My body serves as a billboard; advertising my own skill and expertise. How can my clients take me seriously if I don’t look like I take…